First off I want to say a huge thank you for all of the overwhelming support. You guys have spread the word like crazy about my financial issue, and that means so much to me. ;3; I love you guys!
So there is a good news and there is bad news. ;3;
Bad news first, I suppose. I didn't reach the goals needed to make up for what we're lacking in finances to pay our overdue bills. I have two college loans, my husband's college loan, three credit cards bills, and a vet bill that we haven't been able to pay. Next week we will owe rent for our apartment, another credit card bill, first installment of car insurance bill (it's twice a month), and the electric bill. This doesn't include the money we need for food and for car fuel. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't stressed out about it all.
So now on to the good news, I am currently re-evaluating our finances for February, and when I get back from my trip I will post up a new goal. I got two checks from the college refunding some money they owed me back and that was about $300. My husband's sister paid her monthly input to the bills (she lives with us) and my husband's mother has offered to give us some money. I don't know much yet, and that will play into how much we will need for February to stay afloat. Thankfully for now my parents have also been giving us food as well to help us there.
My husband has a temp job at the moment, too while he searches for a better paying position. He's also looking into trying to get back on his Engineering degree this summer. The job he currently has is only 20 hours a week, so it only helps but doesn't sustain, and I am not getting enough in commissions or on Patreon at the moment.
If you'd like to order a commission for February, please see my commissions information here:
COMMISSIONS INFO - OPENI WILL Draw The Following
Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks.
If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
Inflation / Bloated Characters
Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider
Commissions Price List (Prices from $4 to $240)COMMISSION INFORMATION
Please read the following journal before requesting to buy a commission from me, so that you know what I will and will not draw and how to make sure the commission process goes smoothly.
PENCIL SKETCH: $4 USD (each character)
LINE ART: $8 USD (each character)
FLAT COLOR (with gradients and texturing): $16 USD (each character)
FULL COLOR (with shading and digitally painted details): $24 USD (each character)
Maximum 3 Characters Per Image
Add Simple BG -
+ Sketch: $2 USD
+ Line Art: $4 USD
+ Flat Color: $6 USD
+ Full Color: $8 USD
Add Framed BG -
+ Sketch: $4 USD
+ Line Art: $8 USD
+ Flat Color: $12 USD
+ Full Color: $16 USD
If you'd like to support me via Patreon so I can work on my personal comic project, Grimoire Rose (which I do eventually want to get published and sell) you can see my Patreon here: www.patreon.com/touchedvenus
Other than that like I said above my husband and I are going to be gone for a few days starting tomorrow morning. We're leaving for New Jersey because for Christmas I was gifted a trip to Newark and tickets to see the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concerts. I'm going to try to make myself enjoy the trip. I've always wanted to go. I cried when I got the gift. But I'm so worried about money. I'm packing up food here at the house to take with us, packing clothes, and getting some board games and our handheld video games for entertainment that we can do while there. I think my husband is wanting to ride to New York to look around, though I'm honestly nervous about doing that. I've... never been to New Jersey or New York. I've never been further north than Baltimore, Maryland. We have a few friends that are from New York that have given me so much advice on what to do and not do while up there I think my head is swimming. There has also been the bad snowstorms up there this week... so I expect I'm going to freeze. :'D I'm already always cold as it is no matter how much I'm wearing.
But look at me... I'm being so negative. >_< I have to stop doing that. Everything is going to be okay, and we're going to have fun. You don't have to have money to have fun or to have an adventure! And I love Final Fantasy so much. Like when we're able to have kids I plan to thoroughly deck out the child's bedroom in moogles, tonberries, and chocobos. You just don't understand the depth of my love.
Anyway, I think that covers everything. I need to get off here so I can finish the last paid commission before I leave tomorrow morning, and I need to finish cleaning, packing, making the "while we're gone" chore list for his sister, figuring out food for the weekend, getting the games, making February's financial plan of action, and keep my head on straight.
I'll be back the night of February 02nd, but I probably won't be online until the next day because I'll probably immediately pass out in my bed.
I love you guys! Be safe while I'm gone.
--Destinie / Venus